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Sustainable Development Goal
The ability to reuse high numbers of Electric Vehicle Lithium-Ion batteries for domestic and industrial use is becoming a reality for Nissan thanks to a new grading system developed by researchers at WMG, University of Warwick. Once EV batteries have fulfilled their life-span for automotive applications, they are usually recycled by the manufacturer. However many...
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Rather than shredding up your food waste and sending it into the sewers with a garbage disposal system in your kitchen, this contraption collects all of your dinner scraps for composting. Composting is a sure way to combat climate change while also relieving additional burden on local landfills and using valuable nutrients to nourish the earth....
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Microsoft announced ambitious new plans to become carbon negative by 2030 and then go one step further and remove by 2050 all the carbon it has emitted since the company was founded in 1975, according to a company press release. The focus on taking the enormous step of clearing all the carbon it has contributed in...
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Investment from Korean giants means startup is valued at £3bn, giving it ‘unicorn’ status  Arrival describes its vans as ‘generation 2 electric vehicles’. Photograph: Arrival The UK-based electric van maker Arrival has secured an £85m investment from South Korean car firms Hyundai and Kia – a cash injection which values the business at £3bn, defying...
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For those planning a summer day on the waterways of Lake Michigan, there’s a new ecological option that will help you spend the day boating in sustainable style. Located on the lake’s eastern shore, Retro Boat Rentals has unveiled a collection of fiberglass boats from the 50s and 60s that have been restored using state-of-the-art electric motors. The...
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JetBlue plans to begin flying using sustainable aviation fuel on flights from San Francisco International Airport in mid-2020, the airline announced this week. Those flights will use Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel produced from 100% renewable raw materials. Neste, which is known as the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel, says the jet fuel has as much...
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Rolls-Royce’s ambitions to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ m/h...
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As part of its ongoing effort to house Los Angeles’ homeless, local design practice Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) has transformed a vacant lot in South Los Angeles into an inspiring example of 100% affordable housing. Certified LEED Gold, the energy-efficient MLK1101 Supportive Housing project not only emphasizes natural lighting and ventilation to reduce reliance on mechanical systems, but...
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black gabled home with small, light wood porch
Karina Duque had a unique conundrum to overcome when it came to the design of the KDDK House. Located in Frutillar, Chile, the eco-home’s site had views of lush greenery, in the form of meadows and forests, that presumably made the property so attractive to the landowners. These green views, however, could only be found in...
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Needing no soil or sun, an underground farm in Liverpool challenges traditional methods  Farm Urban’s operations director, Jayne Goss, carries a strip of hydroponically grown lettuce.  Beautifully arranged rows of bok choi, parsley, tarragon and basil alongside dozens of variety of lettuce grow together in harmony under the pink glow of an LED light in...
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